settlement

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EtymologyEdit

settle +‎ -ment

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈset.l.mənt/
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  • Hyphenation: settle‧ment

NounEdit

settlement (countable and uncountable, plural settlements)

  1. The act of settling.
    settlement of debt
  2. The state of being settled.
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  3. A colony that is newly established; a place or region newly settled (even in past times).
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  4. A community of people living together, such as a hamlet, village, town, or city.
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  5. (archeology) A site where people used to live together in ancient times; an ancient simple kind of village.
  6. (architecture) The gradual sinking of a building. Fractures or dislocations caused by settlement.
  7. (finance) The delivery of goods by the seller and payment for them by the buyer, under a previously agreed trade or transaction or contract entered into.
  8. (law) A disposition of property, or the act of granting it.
  9. (law) A settled place of abode; residence; a right growing out of legal residence.
  10. (law) A resolution of a dispute.

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